Jennie Lin

Attorney (Harvard Law School)

Jennie Lin is a former legal editor in estate planning at Nolo. She wrote for Nolo.com and other sites in the Nolo Network and edited a variety of Nolo books. 

Legal career. Previously, Jennie was an attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York, where she worked in several practice areas before settling into international arbitration. She has also interned at a state attorney general's office, the Housing Law Clinic at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, MA, and the Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services

Education. Jennie holds a BA from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Writing career. Jennie has also worked as a writer/editor for the last decade. She has written for companies and publications including Yahoo!, Kimpton Hotels, The New York Times, and NewYorker.com. She enjoyed working at Nolo in a rare position that allowed her to utilize her expertise in both law and writing daily. She found it especially rewarding to work in estate planning—an area of law that applies to pretty much everyone—and to help make the legal system just a touch more approachable.


Articles By Jennie Lin

Washington Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $2.193 million when you die, your estate might owe Washington estate tax.
Maryland Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $5 million, your estate might owe Maryland estate tax.
Maine Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $6.41 million, your estate might owe Maine estate tax.
Hawaii Estate Tax
If you leave behind more than $5.49 million, your estate might owe Hawaii estate tax.
State Estate Taxes
Even an estate that doesn't owe a federal death tax might still owe a state death tax.
Inheritance Tax: Which States Have It and How It Works
Only six (soon to be five) states still impose an inheritance tax.
Remote Notarization: How to Notarize Documents Online
More and more states are accommodating notarizations conducted virtually.
Illinois Power of Attorney Laws
A durable POA allows someone to to help you with your financial matters if you ever become incapacitated—here's how to make one in Illinois.
Massachusetts Power of Attorney Laws
A durable POA allows someone to to help you with your financial matters if you ever become incapacitated—here's how to make one in Massachusetts.
529 Plans for Estate Planning and Retirement
The 529 savings account can be used for retirement and estate planning, too.